ABA Task Force Launches Informational Website on COVID-19

In response to the many legal issues presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Bar Association has created a Task Force on Legal Needs Arising Out of the 2020 Pandemic. To view the article click here.
The website can be found at: americanbar.org/coronavirustaskforce.

Idaho State Bar and Idaho Law Foundation Offering Limited Services

To comply with the guidance from State and Federal entities and to ensure the health and safety of the staff and our members, the Idaho State Bar and Idaho Law Foundation will provide limited services for the near future. We are committed to providing as many services as possible to lawyers and the public.

Idaho State Bar and Idaho Law Foundation offices will hold no in-person meetings and the office is not open to the public.

Most staff members are working from home. We are checking emails regularly and checking messages on the main phone line. Below is a link to the staff directory. Thank you for your patience.

ISB/ILF Staff Directory

Organization Meeting of the new Agricultural Law Section -Save the Date May 28

The ISB Board of Commissioners has approved the formation of an Agricultural Law SectionTheorganizational meeting will take place on May 28, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (MT) at the Bar office, 525 W. Jefferson, Boise, Idaho. 

To attend by conference call, dial 888-706-6468, and enter the participant number 8514170.  Lunch will be served to those who attend in person and RSVP to Dayna Ferrero at dferrero@isb.idaho.gov.  Agenda items include selection of Officers, adoption of By-Laws, and discussion for design and development of Section activities.  All Bar members are invited to participate. 

For questions about the new Agricultural Law Section, please contact the section petition organizer, Kelly Stevenson at kelly@smithmalek.com.  

History Come Alive: The 19th Amendment in Idaho & Beyond

Registration information here

Concordia School of Law Reaches Agreement with New Parent Institution

Concordia University, St. Paul has reached an agreement with Concordia University-Portland to become the new parent institution for Concordia University School of Law, a transition that will provide the law school, students, faculty, and staff financial and institutional stability and preserve the legacy established by Concordia University-Portland leadership more than a decade ago.
For complete release statement click here

Idaho Supreme Court: Eldercaring Coordination and Elder Mediation CLE – Mar. 13

Sponsored by the Idaho Supreme Court

March 13, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Ada County Courthouse- Commissioners’ Hearing Room

200 W. Front St. – Boise

No Registration Fee
1.0 CLE Credit – pending

For attorneys who practice in guardianship and conservatorship law.

Participants will learn:

• The basics of eldercaring coordination and mediation;

• How this process can serve you and your clients;

• The judicial perspective;

• The perspective of eldercaring coordination and mediator providers

Click HERE for the agenda and registration information.

Access To Justice: Diversity in Law – Feb. 12, 2020

Join Us – Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Boise State Student Union Building, Lookout Room

Access to Justice – Diversity in Law


Free and open to students and community members.

Licensing Deadline – TODAY, Feb. 3

All licensing materials and fees must be physically received in the Idaho State Bar office by the initial deadline of Monday February 3 to avoid the late fee.  All fees received after the initial deadline must include the appropriate late fee:  Active/House Counsel – $100.00, Affiliate/Emeritus – $25.00.  The final deadline is March 1 (if March 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline will be the following Monday).  All licensing must be physically received in the Idaho State Bar by that date.  The names of all attorneys who have not paid by the final deadline will be given to the Idaho Supreme Court for cancellation of their licenses.

FBA Brown Bag CLE with Judge Nelson – Dec. 18

2020 Licensing Packets Have Been Mailed

2020 licensing packets have been mailed. Please watch for your packet in the mail. If you have not received your licensing packet by Wednesday December 11, Please contact the Licensing Department at 208-334-4500. Information on how to complete your licensing online can be found here.